Archive for Issue 4

Whistler In The Dark by Alison Armstrong

Whistler In The Dark by Alison Armstrong

Rocket’s roar subsides: cascades of smoke and light, glowing sparks against the dark. Sound becomes sight. Harmony of light and night, roiling mist and distant haze float forward through waterfalls of golden fire that may scorch a sleeve, or eye. Gunpowder incense perfumes the night...

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Kyoko Miyabe

Kyoko Miyabe

An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a work of art. The first example of this powerful form of descriptive writing is found in Homer's The Iliad, when the Shield of Achilles is rendered for us by the poet in such a manner that...

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Iceberg Slim Letter

Iceberg Slim Letter

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Henry James Letter

Henry James Letter

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Three Cartoons – Drawings by Amber Ross – Written by Edwin Rivera

Three Cartoons – Drawings by Amber Ross – Written by Edwin Rivera

  Amber Ross is a freshman Honors Cartooning student originally from Pennsylvania. She aspires to become a part of the comic/graphic novel industry after she graduates. Edwin Rivera is an instructor at SVA and Editor of The Match Factory.

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Training Wheels by Brenda Salazar

Training Wheels by Brenda Salazar

I remember a lot of my childhood, especially when I reflect on how my circumstances have changed. When I was about five I lived in a room with my mom and her boyfriend. We shared the apartment with another family. This family took us in...

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Twist And Shout by Kieran Mahoney

Twist And Shout by Kieran Mahoney

“Wal-Mart or a nursing home, Wal-Mart or a nursing home!?” my mother screamed as we drove down the deserted expressway, our mini van going 80 in a 55. I sat in the passenger seat, nervously looking around. There were two things in my lap, a...

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Us: An Essay by Rufus Barkley

Us: An Essay by Rufus Barkley

We didn’t know then. We could never know. If suspicion ever attempted to appear in our path, we’d start running, heads down. But we did so with grace. Our youthfulness dragged our old souls out of desperate boredom to create a new life that no...

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The Day Of The Fat Cat by Kevin Smock

The Day Of The Fat Cat by Kevin Smock

If you ever get the chance, I urge you to go and check it out: a big white house with sky-blue tapestry hanging off of the many porches, decks, and balconies of the oversized home that sits on one of the largest plots on the...

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A Creation From Another World by Marisa Wedlock

A Creation From Another World by Marisa Wedlock

To Ms. Lauren Kathryn Lavacca, Earth 3rd March 2037   How I have missed our high school days, so simple and carefree. It can get awfully lonely here on our Mars colony. I have a growing nostalgia for our beloved Earth, and wish to return...

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